Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow

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The Floating Press, Feb 1, 2010 - Humor - 124 pages
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Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow is a collection of humorous essays by Jerome K. Jerome. The essays cover a range of topics from "On Being in Love" to "On Furnished Apartments" to "On Getting on in the World". Jerome established himself as one of England's favorite wits with his comic novel Three Men in a Boat.
 

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Contents

Dedication
4
Preface
6
On Being Idle
7
On Being in Love
16
On Being in the Blues
27
On Being Hard Up
34
On Vanity and Vanities
43
On Getting on in the World
54
On Cats and Dogs
78
On Being Shy
95
On Babies
107
On Eating and Drinking
118
On Furnished Apartments
130
On Dress and Deportment
143
On Memory
156
Copyright

On the Weather
64

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Jerome K. Jerome was born in Walsall, Staffordshire, England on May 2, 1859. He grew up in London and had to leave school at the age of 14 because of his parents' death. Afterwards, he worked as a clerk, an actor, a journalist, and a school teacher. In 1885, he published his first book On the Stage - and Off: The Brief Career of a Would-Be Actor. This was followed by numerous plays, books, and magazine articles including Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, Three Men in a Boat, and Three Men on the Bummel. He founded the weekly magazine To-Day in 1893 and edited it and a monthly magazine called The Idler until 1898. He also worked as a lecturer. During World War I, he enlisted in the French army as an ambulance driver because he was rejected for active service in his own country. He published his autobiography My Life and Times in 1926. He suffered a paralytic stroke and a cerebral hemorrhage and died on June 14, 1927.

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